Lisa Cinelli
Painter, Children's Book Author - Illustrator and Instructor

Lisa Cinelli
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Lisa Cinelli is a painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and Teaching Artist. She has an MA in Illustration from Syracuse University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lisa taught Childrenʼs Book Illustration at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago from 1994 until the winter of 2013 when she packed up a little yellow truck and moved to New York City.

Lisa works in a studio filled with paints, brushes, easels, books and sketchbooks. She loves color and line. She likes to paint and draw in oils, gouache (an opaque watercolor), and ink.

Lisa travels to schools, conferences and libraries to lead hands on artmaking workshops weaving together the words and pictures of a story. She teaches private classes in painting, drawing, Childrenʼs Book Illustration, preparation of a Picture Book Dummy, and organization of a portfolio.

Studio visits can be arranged by appointment to view artwork, commission a portrait, or for consultation on upcoming projects.

Her clients include:

  • Holiday House Books for Young People
  • “Highlights High Five Magazine”
  • Bebop Books
  • Harcourt Brace Publishers
  • Cricket Magazine Group
  • Augsburg Fortress
  • Scott, Foresman Publishers
  • David C. Cook Publishing Company
  • World Book Publishers
  • Enesco
  • Nystrom
  • Baxter Travenol
  • “Childrenʼs Magic Window Magazine”

Lisa Cinelli is a member of:

  • Society of Illustrators, New York
  • CBIG, The Childrenʼs Book Illustration Group, New York
  • The Society of Childrenʼs Book Writers and Illustrators
  • SCBWI-Metro NY
  • SCBWI-illinois
  • GAG-Graphic Artists Guild

She won the 1999 Don Freeman Memorial Grant-in-aid for Illustration.

Lisa has taught at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI and enjoyed a residency at Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL.

Contact: | 847-309-3067


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